Course Title: Controversies in Contemporary Korea
Course Number: Asian 376 (U-M); KORE 3060 (UI), EALC 398 (UIUC)
Times: Tues/Thurs 10:30-12pm (CT), 11:30-1pm (ET)
Instructor: Juhn Ahn / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosting University: University of Michigan
Description: This course examines four contemporary controversies in Korea (South and North) in order to provide a broad understanding of the very recent history of the birthplace of the “Korean Wave” and the “Miracle of the Han River”. Through this examination this course will seek to provide a more critical understanding of the issues that drive the political economy and culture of Korea. Among other things, this course will examine the issue of comfort women, the Japanese history textbook controversy, the debate over Dokdo, collaboration during colonial rule, globalization, economic growth, and the Korean Wave (Hallyu), North Korea and the Axis of Evil, and education fever in South Korea
Participating Universities: University of Iowa, University of Illinois, U-C
Unless specified by the course instructor, the course will follow the host campus’ academic calendar.